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Tables of Contents for Drug Calculations
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General Mathematics Self-Assessment
1
2
1 General Mathematics
3
32
Fractions,
4
1
Changing Improper Fractions to Whole or Mixed Numbers,
4
1
Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions,
5
1
Finding a Common Denominator for Two or More Fractions,
6
1
Changing Fractions to Equivalent Fractions,
7
1
Reducing Fractions to Lowest Terms,
7
1
Changing to Equivalent Fractions Using Higher Terms,
8
1
Addition of Fractions and Mixed Numbers,
8
2
Subtraction of Fractions and Mixed Numbers,
10
1
Multiplication of Fractions and Mixed Numbers,
11
1
Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers,
12
1
Value of Fractions,
13
2
Value of Decimals,
15
3
18
1
Subtraction of Decimals,
19
1
Multiplication of Decimals,
20
1
Division of Decimals,
20
4
Changing Decimals to Fractions,
24
1
Changing Common Fractions to Decimals,
25
1
Rounding Decimals,
26
2
Percentages, Decimals, and Fractions,
28
5
Changing a Percentage to a Fraction,
28
1
Changing a Percentage to a Decimal,
28
1
Changing a Decimal to a Percentage,
28
2
Finding the Percentage,
30
1
Multiple-Choice Practice,
31
2
Chapter 1 Final,
33
2
2 Ratio and Proportion
35
10
Ratio,
36
1
Proportion,
36
4
Solving Proportion Problems When One of the Numbers is Unknown, or x,
37
3
Setting Up Ratios and Proportions,
40
3
Multiple-Choice Practice,
43
1
Chapter 2 Final,
44
1
3 Patient Safety: Errors, Orders, Labels, and Records
45
24
Patient Safety,
46
1
How to Avoid Medication Errors,
46
6
Physician's Orders,
47
1
Preparation,
48
1
Medication Packaging,
48
2
Labels,
50
1
Calculations,
50
1
51
1
Reporting and Documenting,
51
1
Interventions,
52
1
Evaluation,
52
1
Interpreting Medication Labels,
52
6
Oral Drug Forms: Solids and Liquids,
53
5
The 24-Hour Clock: 0000-2400 Hours,
58
2
60
1
The Six Rights of Drug Administration,
61
4
Multiple-Choice Practice,
65
2
Critical Thinking Exercises,
67
2
4 Metric System Calculations
69
36
Metric System,
70
1
Metric Conversions by Moving Decimals,
71
2
Rounding Medication Doses,
73
2
Rounding Milliliters,
73
1
Rounding Drops,
74
1
One-Step Metric Ratio and Proportion Calculations,
75
9
Two-Step Metric Ratio and Proportion Calculations,
84
5
Measuring and Reading Amounts in a Syringe,
89
11
Multiple-Choice Practice,
100
1
Critical Thinking Exercises,
101
1
Chapter 4 Final,
102
3
5 Medications from Powders and Crystals
105
33
Measuring Liquid Medications,
106
8
Reconstituting Medications,
114
1
Types of Diluents,
114
1
Diluting Powders or Crystals in Vials,
115
2
Reconstitution: Medication Labels,
117
12
Multiple-Choice Practice,
129
3
Critical Thinking Exercises,
132
1
Chapter 5 Final,
133
5
6 Basic IV Calculations
IV Infusions,
138
1
Types of IV Lines,
138
1
IV Calculations,
139
7
Drop Factor Calculations,
140
6
Abbreviations for Common Intravenous Solutions,
146
1
Percentage of Solute in IV Bags,
146
7
IV Delivery Sets,
153
8
Needleless IV Systems,
153
1
Gravity Piggyback Infusions,
154
1
Piggyback Premixed IVs,
154
1
Nurse-Activated Piggyback Systems,
155
1
Electronic Infusion Devices,
156
3
Piggyback Infusions,
159
2
Multiple-Choice Practice,
161
1
Critical Thinking Exercises,
162
1
Chapter 6 Final,
162
1
163
24
164
1
Titrated Infusions,
164
12
Solving Titrated Infusion Problems,
165
1
Hourly Drug and Flow Rate Formula for Titrated Infusions,
165
11
Direct IV (Bolus) Administration With a Syringe,
176
5
Timing IV Push Medications-Method 1,
176
1
Timing IV Push Medications-Method 2,
177
4
Multiple-Choice Practice,
181
2
Critical Thinking Exercises,
183
1
Chapter 7 Final,
183
4
8 Parenteral Nutrition
187
18
Total Parenteral Nutrition,
188
14
Total Grams Per Bag,
190
2
Percentage of Concentration Per Bag,
192
1
192
1
mL/Hour to Set the Pump,
192
1
Kilocalories (Kcal) Per Bag,
192
1
Validation of TPN Label With Physician's Order,
193
2
Nursing Considerations for TPN,
195
7
Multiple-Choice Practice,
202
2
Critical Thinking Exercises,
204
1
Chapter 8 Final,
204
1
9 Insulin
205
30
Insulin,
206
1
Diabetes Mellitus,
206
1
Injection Sites,
207
1
Types of Insulin,
207
3
Types of U-100 Insulins,
210
2
Fast-Acting,
210
1
Intermediate-Acting,
210
1
Intermediate- and Fast-Acting Mixtures,
211
1
Long-Acting,
211
1
Insulin Syringes,
212
1
Types of U-100 Insulin Syringes,
212
1
Insulin Orders,
213
6
Mixing Insulin,
219
5
Sliding Scale Calculations,
224
2
Intravenous Insulin,
226
4
Oral Diabetes Medications,
230
1
Insulin Infusion Devices,
230
1
Multiple-Choice Practice,
231
1
Critical Thinking Exercises,
232
1
Chapter 9 Final,
232
3
10 Anticoagulants
235
14
Injectable Anticoagulants,
236
7
Subcutaneous Heparin Injections,
238
4
IV Flushes,
242
1
IV Heparin,
243
1
Oral Anticoagulants,
244
1
Titrated Heparin,
245
1
Multiple-Choice Practice,
245
1
Critical Thinking Exercises,
246
1
Chapter 10 Final,
247
2
11 Children's Dosages
249
32
Dosages Based on Body Weight and Surface Area,
250
1
The mg/kg Method,
250
5
Steps to Solving mg/kg Problems,
250
5
The BSA Method (mg/rn2),
255
9
Calculating BSA (m2) Using a Mathematical Formula,
255
9
Children's IV Medications: Reconstitution, Dilution, and Flow Rate Information,
264
10
Multiple-Choice Practice,
274
2
Critical Thinking Exercises,
276
1
Chapter 11 Final,
276
5
12 Dimensional Analysis
281
12
Dimensional Analysis,
282
7
Multiple-Choice Practice,
289
2
Chapter 12 Final,
291
2
Multiple-Choice Final
293
8
Comprehensive Final
301
8